The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity. We seek a creative and highly organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills to provide student research project mentorship, instructional support, and student database organization. We manage selection, advising, and programming for a number of Hopkins student research programs such as the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, ASPIRE Grant, 1876 Fellows, and Albstein Award as well as national research programs for visiting students such as the Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Collaboratory and several NSF REUs.
We require an applicant with a demonstrated ability to support students across all disciplines and collaborate with graduate student instructors. In addition to our support of the diverse campus body, a number of the visiting students attending our summer programs are from Community Colleges and HBCUs, so the ideal candidate will have a strong personal background in understanding the barriers facing first-generation college students and underrepresented students (e.g., limited-income students, students of color, undocumented students, etc.). Financial experience is preferred. Students are encouraged to exercise thoughtful planning of research funding and this is a large focus of advising meetings; additionally, we oversee a variety of endowed, university, and grant funds that will require fiscal awareness.
The Assistant Director of Scholars & Fellows reports to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Research.
Several of our programs operate on a cohort model. As such, the ideal candidate will be dedicated to a holistic approach to student engagement with an investment in student peer bonding and mentorship and will participate in a variety of professionalization and team-building activities and outings. The URSCA Office also hosts the Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, the Macksey Undergraduate Humanities Research Journal, and supports many new initiatives to expand undergraduate research. It will be critical to act as a liaison with other university and community college partners to recruit and collaborate. Prior teaching experience is necessary to support instruction in the Humanities Collaboratory and lead student workshops on a range of topics from project design, to human subjects research, to humanities techniques and research ethics.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Provide guidance and advising to students on research best practices, project design and organization, and goal setting.
Engage with faculty and external and internal university partners. Assist with scheduling and program planning.
Advise fellowships applicants in all application processes
Recruit to undergraduate research grants, events, and programs with particular emphasis on target populations.
Conduct information session and workshops
Administer the Hopkins application processes for student grant applications, conferences, and summer programs.
Serve as a liaison with other programs, offices, and departments at Hopkins to support students and accomplish program objectives
Assist the Assistant Dean in coordinating the recruitment and selection process for undergraduate research students and program participants.
Develop and implement meaningful programming for student researchers and participants within each program and across programs
Manage marketing related press releases, social media, and web updates
Conduct outreach to program alumni
Provide assessment, evaluation, and study support
Compile response data and create periodic reports for internal and external stakeholders
Teach any required workshops, seminars, or other programming as required
Chaperone and support student dinners, events, and other activities
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Master’s degree required.
Three to five years related experience required.
Related experience may include experience advising students, experience teaching at the college level, experience advising undergraduates.
Five years related experience. Related experience may include experience advising students, experience teaching at the college level, experience advising undergraduates.
Experience planning and hosting large events, programs, and research publications.
Experience in educational design.
Experience working in an institution of higher education, especially in an academic services role. Experience working with community college students and developing research projects preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of a wide variety of different academic fields and of research practices specific to different academic fields is needed.
Knowledge of strategic planning and research needed to support students within historically underserved populations is essential.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from all backgrounds to promote equity and access, foster inclusion, and effect positive change.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated curiosity and ability to innovate
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organization, project management, problem solving and time management skills
Editing and publishing
Must be available and willing to work some evenings / weekends as required for events and programming
Classified Title: Academic Advisor Working Title: Asst. Director Undergraduate Research Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 to $72,210 - Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001346-Dean Office of Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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